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2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson wins pro boxing debut

CARSON, Calif. (AP) U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson has won his professional debut, beating Edgar Brito by technical unanimous decision in the sixth round. 351 more words


Um final de semana inesquecível

Saí de São Paulo no dia 8 de Setembro de 2016 por volta das 23:50 rumo a cidade do Rio de Janeiro para trabalhar no Jogos Paralímpicos 2016. 970 more words


Why is the 2017 such an unusual year for women's road cycling? Part 2 - more unique circumstances

I’m currently writing a mini-series about why 2017 is such an unusual year for women’s road cycling, and why it’s the first year of a new chapter for the sport – whether that turns out to be be positive or negative.  2,152 more words

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Russian Paralympic Committee Suspension Confirmed by Swiss Court

The Swiss Federal Tribunal has rejected Russia’s appeal against their International Paralympic Committee (IPC) ban and as such the ban is upheld and the IPC finds their decision vindicated. 270 more words

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UK Sport cuts funding for Olympic medal winning sport going into Tokyo 2020

Despite a remarkable medal count in the Rio Olympic Games, UK Sport have announced that 7 sports will no longer receive funding heading into the… 258 more words

Former Rio mayor probed in Olympic-linked corruption scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, the moving force behind organizing last year’s Olympics, is being investigated for allegedly accepting at least 15 million reals ($5 million) in payments to facilitate construction projects tied to the Games. 402 more words


Cash-strapped Rio Olympics organizers trying to pay debts with air conditioners, electrical cables

The final contest of the 2016 Rio Olympics looks a lot like “Let’s Make a Deal.” With 100 million reais (US$32 million) in outstanding debts, the organizing committee is trying to pay off suppliers with stuff — air conditioners, portable energy units, electrical cables — in lieu of or in addition to cash. 372 more words